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August 14, 2013

Parks & Rec readies late summer activities

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has new opportunities for late summer recreation. Check out the listings below and find your niche.

“Rally on the Cumberland” & Outdoor Expo – The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with The Friends of the Blueway to host the 1st Annual “Rally on the Cumberland” Canoe and Kayak Race and Outdoor Expo on August 24. Come cheer on race participants beginning at 7 a.m. Check out the Outdoor Expo, featuring outdoor recreation classes, vendors and demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.


Volunteers needed for project at Robert Clark Park and Natural Area – Volunteers are needed August 12-23 to help with the construction of the Blueway boardwalk at the Robert Clark Park and Natural Area, located at 1449 Tiny Town Road.

Volunteer shifts are available from 8am-12pm & 1-5pm daily. Materials and water coolers will be supplied but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and work boots. Those interested should contact Melissa Adkins at 645-7476 to sign up as soon as possible.

Riverfest Regatta registration under way

Clrksvl_TN-TopSpot_Parks&Rec-colorThe Riverfest Regatta, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 7, will be made of cardboard or plastic bottles and a few other approved materials. Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will also be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division.  Register by September 4 to compete in one of the following divisions: Adult Open, Business and Industry, Church/Civic, City Department and Military. If you think you have what it takes, register online at  

Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions

ahdc-blocks-logoDon’t miss the deadlines for the Riverfest Art Exhibits and Competitions! This year’s competition will feature the following three exhibits: Amateur & Professional Divisions, High School Division, and the Senior Citizens’ Division. The exhibits will be featured at various locations in downtown Clarksville including: the Smith-Trahern Mansion on McClure Street, the Customs House Museum on Second Street, and the Downtown Artists Co-Op on Franklin Street.  They are judged and over $2,500 in prizes are awarded. Visit for details on how to enter.

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